by Katie A.
Chinese Coinage - lasted from the 12th century until the 17th century. Japanese tried to adopt the Chinese coin system after difficulties with having to use a lot of rice with every purchase.
Experimental Currency - During the 16th century villages minted their own coins as a currency.
Tokugawa Currency - lasted from the 17th century until the 19th century. Included gold, silver, and copper coins along with paper money replaced local and chinese currency.
Bakumatsu Currency - lasted from 1854-1868 Many different currencies from many different cultures were used during this period (ex. mexican dollars)
Yen (1871-present) - current currency in Japan. 100 yen is about $1 USD.